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Environmental Evaluation and Monitoring

Buildings. Soil. Granting Authorisations.

Today, decisions are complex. Often situations are difficult to see through. Strengths and weaknesses must be considered. Every property transaction requires that environmental risks be identified and quantified. Problems can only be averted if they are known about in advance. We will be your guarantor for due diligence procedures.

Due Diligence

Testing. Analysing. Reporting.

We test land, existing building stock, technical installations, operational risks and adherence to environmental requirements with due diligence or an environment due diligence. The extensive and complex testing requires professional competence, strategic thinking and interdisciplinary work. We will test and evaluate all environmentally relevant information sources. In this way, we will create transparency for your decision-making.

Tasks

  • Identifying investment risks and evaluating their effects on the environment
  • Establishing technical foundations for the legal assessment of environmental risk
  • Analysing costs and quantifying environmental risks

Our Services

  • Identification and technical environmental assessment of investment risks
  • Technical foundations for the legal assessment of environmental risk
  • Cost analysis and quantifying of environmental risks

Your Benefits

  • Transparency in environmentally relevant investment risks
  • Legal and cost security throughout the transaction
  • Expert assistance provision
  • Safety planning and risk management
  • High quality and reliable decision making tools
  • Years of experience and local knowledge
  • Regional networking
  • Interdisciplinary services from a single provider

Energy Audits

Development. Adaptation. Consultation.

We all need energy every day. Consciously and unconsciously. Reduce your energy consumption and increase end-user efficiency. We will develop solutions tailored to your needs.

Tasks

  • Systematically test energy use of companies/groups of companies
  • Establish objective and transparent decision making criteria for defining energy efficient measures for management
  • Advise on measures

Our Services

  • EU wide analysis and assessment of legal frameworks
  • In-situ analysis and evaluation
  • Energy audits pursuant to EN 16247
  • Implementation of an energy management system pursuant to ISO 50001
  • Proposing economic and efficient solutions
  • Accompanying the implementation of these measures
  • Measuring and monitoring of energy use

Your Benefits

  • Transparent and clear presentation of the current situation
  • Objective and substantiated decision-making for your energy efficiency measures.
  • Knowledge of legal and economic frameworks in all EU countries
  • Scheduling, planning and cost security
  • Provision of expert assistance
  • Years of experience and local knowledge
  • Regional networking
  • Interdisciplinary services from one provider

Environmental Land Appraisal

Identification. Evaluation. Coordination.

A technical environmental building evaluation is a complex and variable service package. It is worth it for every phase of a building’s lifecycle: development, operation, renting, ongoing maintenance, buying or selling, conversion or demolition. It is always worth reliably identifying, evaluating and managing environmental risks. We will offer you tailor-made solutions for your property type and it´s lifecycle phase.

Tasks

  • Identifying investment risks and evaluating them regarding the environment
  • Establishing technical foundations for the legal assessment of environmental risk
  • Analyses of costs and quantification of environmental risks with regard to buying and selling
  • Identifying environmental maintenance requirements and operational risks
  • Advice on conversion and demolition

Our Services

  • Checking the land for potential contaminated sites such as soil, ground water and UXO
  • Evaluating existing buildings for building contaminants and usage related contamination
  • Quality requirements for building products
  • Wood protection and pest control
  • Check for operational risks
  • Evaluation of air quality inside with measuring and analytical techniques
  • Evaluation of natural risks such as high tides, floods and earth quakes
  • Environmental radioactivity and nuclear power plants
  • Environmental advice for FM services

Your Benefits

  • Transparency in environmental investment and liability risks
  • Reliable and safe technical and financial decision making criteria for buying and selling
  • Planning and cost security
  • Basic data for compliance with environmental responsibilities (owner commitments)
  • Ensuring safe use and elimination of hazardous substances for users and tenants
  • Expert assistance
  • Years of experience and local knowledge
  • Regional networking
  • Interdisciplinary services from one provider

Site Assessment

Testing. Analysing. Reporting.

Numerous factors and individual assessment criteria affect the choice of location. We consider the location situation in conjunction with the customer’s specific requirements. In accordance with the company’s objectives we will take on individual location requirements and adapt them to the conditions of the alternative sites. We will analyse all the relevant factors, evaluate the basics and check alternatives.

Tasks

  • Evaluation and analysis of a property for potential relocation of an investor according to specific environmental criteria such as contamination, geotechnics, hydrogeology, internal water use, infrastructure, neighbourhood situation and natural risks
  • Identification, evaluation and quantification of investment risks
  • Conception and evaluation of a site-specific environment analysis

Our Services

  • Analysis based on predefined and standardised inspection catalogues and criteria
  • Establishment of customer specific performance profiles and inspection catalogues
  • Comparative evaluation of alternative sites and establishing strength and weakness profiles
  • Formulation of proposals for solving identified risks
  • Standards and requirements provision for quality assurance of the designated site
  • International presence and country specific experience, and international cooperation through the Imogen network

Your Benefits

  • Objective decision-making criteria for your site choice
  • Knowledge of potential risks before concluding the contract
  • Location information and technical basis for the drafting of contracts
  • Scheduling, planning and cost security
  • Expert assistance
  • Years of experience and local knowledge
  • Regional networking
  • Interdisciplinary services from a single provider

Building Substance Contaminant Register

Recording. Documentation. Protection.

Hazardous building substances according to the Ordinance on Hazardous Substances are probably found in every building constructed in the twentieth century. Unknown hazardous substances can have a lasting effect and become a health hazard for the user due to their emission potential. Air in a room can be contaminated with formaldehyde. Unqualified handling of hazardous substances during demolition or renovation can lead to the release of asbestos fibres. Unknown hazardous building materials can lead to accidents and recourse claims. We want to protect you against such high consequential costs.

Tasks

  • Recording of hazardous substances in buildings
  • Documenting of hazardous substances in writing and graphically
  • Supplementation and updating of pollutant records
  • Inform building owners of the current state

Our Services

  • Evaluation of documents such as previous reports, building files and from archives
  • Expert inspection of building and technical installations
  • Sampling of the contaminated area, defining investigation scope, organisation and evaluation of the results of lab investigations
  • Documentation of hazardous building materials according to place, type and quantity
  • Regular routine inspections, for example every five years, and/or an occasion-related inspection and updating of the pollutant register
  • Answering current questions, for example for a planned renovation

Your Benefits

  • Hazard prevention for users and third parties
  • Speedy demolition- and renovation works without delays or accidents
  • Prevention of accident costs
  • Liability of perpetrator in case of accident
  • Scheduling – planning and cost security
  • Expert assistance
  • Years of experience and local knowledge
  • Regional networking
  • Interdisciplinary services from a single provider